Here is a warning for men with a weak heart and using calcium supplements. A recent study has shown that high calcium intake is harmful for men suffering from heart ailments. Surprisingly this is not true in women!
Men who have a high intake of calcium supplements appear to have a greater risk of CVD (cardiovascular disease) death, researchers from the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Md., reported in JAMA Internal Medicine. The authors noted that women do not appear to be affected in the same way.
Elderly Americans are taking calcium supplements in progressively higher numbers, the authors explained as background information. They do so because of the health benefits for their bones. However, apart from the benefits in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, experts are not sure what non-skeletal health effects they might have.
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